US History


Differentmigrants to the United States had differences and similarities intheir experiences, which characterized them. The aim of thisassignment is to discuss the similarities and differencescharacterized the migrant experiences of the Chinese in SanFrancisco, the Oblingers in Nebraska, and Native Americans.

Chinesein San Francisco and the Oblingers in Nebraska experienced similarexperiences in that all of them had to fight for their rights. Thetreatments that they encountered after their migration entailed a lotof discrimination (Roarket al 466). These migrants were usually discriminated on the basis oftheir race. Because of the high rate of racial segregation that theyencountered, the Chinese in San Francisco and the Oblingers inNebraska experienced slavery.

Inmost cases, the Chinese in San Francisco and the Oblingers inNebraska were considered the providers of cheap labor (Roarket al 462). For instance, the Chinese in San Francisco provided cheaplabor in the mining industry and building of railway road. Besides,the Chinese in San Francisco and the Oblingers in Nebraskaexperienced hostility during their migration. The Chinese in SanFrancisco and the Oblingers in Nebraska were not welcomed well intheir destinations despite their need to migrate to the areas.

Despitethese similarities in their experiences, the Chinese in San Franciscoand the Oblingers in Nebraska also had differences in theirexperiences since the Chinese in San Francisco were restricted frommarrying the Whites that is, the Chinese men could not marry Whitewomen in order to prevent the expansion of the Chinese immigrants. Onthe other hand, these migrants had differences in that the NativeAmericans could be allowed to intermarry and form reunions with othergroups. In addition, the Native Americans did not experience racialsegregation (Roarket al 469).


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